I’ve just unearthed some of my old travel journals during one of those sorting-clearing spring-cleaning sessions. A travel journal from one of my earliest trips through south-east Asia, and another from a more recent visit to France have re-surfaced, which between them span many miles of travel over many years. Viewing them side by side the […]
…tracking trails & tales
My eye was taken by this advertisement in a weekend newspaper colour supplement. It seems I’m not the only one who thinks its fun to visually… …track *your* trails and tales 😉 By Visit Victoria its a promotion to ‘Lose Yourself’ in Melbourne’s fashion districts. When visiting a new city, or exploring your home turf, doodling a diagrammatic ‘mud […]
Travel journal? Forget it!
Forget the generic travel journal… when going off on a short break or holiday in Australia Lets face it, you’re on holiday ~ you want to relax, have fun. For highlighting your holiday adventures simply summarize your trip on a single sheet with a Journey Jottings Map Journal. For flying visits make a dash to your destination! With a […]
Year at a Glance – May 2010
At the end of each month… I jot down what has been the main highlight for that month, so at the end of the year (and for the fun of future reminiscing) I’ll have the year simply summarized on a single sheet on one of our Map Journals ~ The highlight for May was the expansion of our Map […]
“My handwriting would spoil it” is a common cry I hear when travellers first put their hands on a Journey Jottings Map Journal. But here – Take inspiration from these beautiful scribbles scrawled across a scribbly gum tree – I think you’d be hard pressed to create anything looking more untidy – and yet, look at […]
“If only I were going on a major trip, or doing the big lap?’ (i.e. travelling all the way around Australia) …is a common cry overheard when people first set eyes on a Map Journal. Why, only if you’re doing a ‘big’ trip? Aren’t annual holidays and last minute weekend breaks away to the beach […]
Not quite so spontaneous…?
“I’m not sure where to start” is a common cry with anything new! Whether that be the first gleaming white page in a new travel journal or your new Map Journal. Making that first mark on your Map Journal can be a little daunting ~ but remember there’s no such thing as a ‘bad’ mark or […]
Some of my most fun and memorable travels started on a spontaneous whim No time for preconceived notions, experiences were judged as they should be, on their merits, not on expectations of hope. Jotting spontaneous notes, rather than planning and preening journal entries, is the same! By worrying about the perfect opening phrase for your […]